Ryan cares deeply about the world around him as well as its wildlife. He is a certified veterinary nurse; he has worked with the penguins at the Oregon Zoo and studied migratory birds throughout North America. In Pacific City he enjoys birding along the shores of the Sandlake Estuary. He often works to make our local beaches better places for visitors and wildlife by picking up trash. When he’s not out riding waves on his surfboard or digging clams in Netarts Bay, he’s teaching guests about all the best parts about the beach, especially the tide pools. In his free time, Ryan enjoys culinary pursuits, including crafting cocktails, brewing kombucha, and making fermented foods. He, his wife, and their rescue beagle, Buddy, are avid explorers of the Oregon Coast, discovering its many trails, its sights, and its exceptional camping locales.